A new year and a fresh start – exactly what I needed. I spent a great family vacation in Tucson between Christmas and New Year (and spent New Year’s Eve in a fancy resort hotel). Mostly indulged in outdoor activities including a satisfying hike through Bear Canyon to see waterfalls. The seven river crossings (there and back) just added to the adventure. The fact I could barely walk by the end of the day was proof of the value of the hike.
A long, rainy drive back to New Mexico on New Year’s Day has given me my main New Year’s Resolution:
- Spend 2017 chasing rainbows
I’ll let you know how I do.
On the blogging front, I went a little quiet in 2016; after 25 posts in the first half of the year, I published only 10 in the second half. So that is my second resolution for 2017:
- Blog more consistently
As a recent convert to yoga (after an introduction at a hen party of all places!), I want that to turn into a habit for 2017. I managed to attend 5 classes in December and I’d like to keep up the rhythm, so:
- Practice yoga regularly
I could make a resolution to do with traveling but we all know that is something I will do regardless. I will repeat the resolution I make every year though which is:
- Aim for 10,000 steps per day
I’ve given myself a bye for January 1 as 7+ hours in a car is not conducive to much walking, plus I banked enough additional steps whilst in Arizona to ease into the year gently.
My final resolution for 2017 is:
- Appreciate every single day
One thing I learnt from 2016 is that some clichés are true: life is short and you can’t know what the future holds. So I plan to make every day meaningful in some way and to enjoy the small things that happen. (I already appreciate the people in my life – I’ve gathered a pretty special bunch.)
So those are my resolutions. I’ll let you know how I do. I’d be interested to hear your New Year’s resolutions too, especially if I can help you achieve them.
Here’s to a happy, healthy, fun-filled year.